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The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education

The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education (Springer) is now calling for chapter proposals. This international handbook is edited by Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber, the Head of the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB) at the University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland. The book will be published by Springer:

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Aims and Scope

This handbook aims to bring together chapters by distinguished authors from around the world. It provides a comprehensive up-to-date compilation of important issues of and around educational assessment and evaluation and includes key researchers and practitioners as authors with rigorously reviewed top-quality contributions. The book takes the scope of providing readers with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of evaluation and assessment in education. The volume is theory-oriented and methodology-based and seeks to bridge the gap between theory, research and practice. The target group is thus both researchers and practitioners.

Therefore, the handbook explores and discusses:
-       theories of evaluation and assessment,
-       functions, roles, aims and purposes of evaluation and assessment,
-       impact of evaluation and assessment,
-       methodology, design and methods of evaluation and assessment,
-       principles, standards and quality of evaluation and assessment,
-       issues of planning, coordinating, conducting, and reporting of evaluation and assessment

 

General Information for Authors

The International Handbook of Evaluation and Assessment in Education uses an electronic submission and review process. Authors are strongly advised to carefully read the Aims and Scope of the handbook. Proposals that clearly do not meet standards for scholarship or are not consistent with the Aims & Scope will not be sent out for review.

Chapter proposals should be submitted via https://unipark.de/uc/ph_zug_ibb/d508/

Authors will be required provide personal information. Authors shall also clearly indicate which section(s) they wish to author. All the chapter proposals should be approximately 500 words in length, following the style of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Authors should strictly review the proposals to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism before the submission. All the proposals will be screened, and the selected authors will be contacted by the editorial board to submit a full chapter manuscript.

Book Structure

After conducting an extensive review on literature, the Editorial Board proposed the following book structure. The handbook comprises two volumes with 19 sections, a total of 100 chapters organised in six parts (ex. foreword). 

Part I: Theories of Evaluation and Assessment

Section 1: Theories
Introduction
Historical Development
Critiques
Trends and Hot Issues


Section 2: Types and Models
Overview
Theories
Examples

Part II: Methodology

Section 3: Methodology
Design
Project Management
Questions of Organization
Research Design
Data Collection
Analysis
Reports/Reporting


Section 4: Quantitative Methods
Methodological Orientation
Data Collection
Analysis
Data Analysis Software
Issues in Quantitative Evaluation and Assessment
Different Methods


Section 5: Qualitative Methods
Methodological Orientation
Data Collection
Analysis
Data Analysis Software
Issues in Qualitative Evaluation and Assessment
Different Methods


Section 6: Mixed Methods
Approaches to Mixed Methods
Data Analysis Software
Quantitative vs. Qualitative Methods
Different Methods

Part III: Principles, Standards and Quality

Section 7: Principles and Standards
Standardization of Evaluation and Assessment Processes
Presentation and Comparison of Standards
Purpose, Possibilities and Use of Standards
Critical Voices to Standards
Alternative Routes of Standards
Examples of Standards from Associations of Assessments and Evaluations


Section 8: Impact/Effect
The Role of Assessment and Evaluation in Policy-Making/Institutional Framework
Professionalization of School Practice
Possibilities and Boundaries (Challenges) in Evaluating Impact
Effect Measurements - Possibilities and Limits


Section 9: Professionalization
Professionalization and Change of Role of Evaluators
Selection, Education, Designation and Credentialing of Evaluators
The Autonomy of Evaluators


Section 10: Evaluation of Evaluation and Assessment
Meta-Analysis
Current Discussions about/in the Field of Methodology of Evaluation and Assessment
Synthesis of Evaluation and Assessment


Section 11: Research on Evaluation and Assessment
Examples of Research on Evaluation and Assessment

Part IV: Practical Issues

Section 12: Commissioning of and Applying for Evaluation and Assessment
Financial, Institutional and Strategic Frameworks
The Balancing of Political and Methodological Choices
Applied Research vs. Pure Research


Section 13: Collaboration
Partnerships
Expectations from Commissioners and Contractors
Stakeholder Involvement
Participants


Section 14: From Evaluation and Assessment to Research
Dissemination and Utilization of Findings
Assessment and Evaluation as Part of Quality Management
Capacity
Different Methods for Different Sectors
Centralization/Decentralization of Responsibility


Section 15: From Evaluation and Assessment to Development
Evaluation and Assessment that Make a Difference

Part V: Examples of Evaluation and Assessment

Section 16: Areas of Evaluation and Assessment in Education
Educators continuing professional development
Curriculum development and enactment
Subject teaching and learning
Vocational education and training
Early childhood education
Higher education
Special education
Policy studies and politics of education
Partnership, communities, families, and schooling in education
Inclusive education, education for equity and social justice


Section 17: Regional similarities and differences
Country/Regional Reports
Similarities and Differences between Countries/Regions based on Standards, Issues, Professionalization, Methods, etc.


Section 18: Other Fields of Evaluation and Assessment Research and Practice
e.g.
Social Work/Public Policy
Private Sector
Equity, Equality and (Social) Inclusion
Culture and Culture Politics
Sustainable Development
Research, Technology and Innovation Policy
City and Regional Development
Prevention and Health Promotion
Economy
(New) Public Management

Part VI: Toolbox

Section 19: Toolbox
Summary of Success Factors in Evaluation and Assessment Web-based material

 

Submission Procedure and Important Dates

The submission procedure includes two steps.

  • Step 1 Submitting the chapter proposal:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit the chapter proposals via https://unipark.de/uc/ph_zug_ibb/d508/

  • Step 2 Submitting the full paper manuscript:

Authors of accepted proposals will be sent chapter guidelines. A first complete manuscript of the chapter is expected to be submitted by September, 2018. All the submitted chapters will go through a double-blind review process. The editor-in-chief and section editors will make the final decisions regarding the final acceptance of the chapters. Final manuscripts of all chapters are due by January 31, 2019.

Recap of the important dates

  • Call for chapter proposals: December 2018
  • Deadline of chapter proposal submission: January 15, 2018
  • Notification: April 30, 2019
  • Deadline of the first complete full paper manuscript: September 30, 2019
  • Comments from the editorial board: December 31, 2019
  • Deadline of the final full paper manuscript: January 31, 2020
  • Review from the editorial board: March 2020
  • Final editing and proofing: May 2020
  • Publication: July 2020


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For any inquiries about this handbook, please contact the editor-in-chief:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber
Institute for the Management and Economics of Education (IBB)
University of Teacher Education Zug, Central Switzerland
Zugerbergstrasse 3 
CH-6301 Zug, Switzerland
www.ibb.phzg.ch 
Stephan.Huber@phzg.ch 


 
 
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